So all in all, you’d get fewer benefit payments because the fed gov would stop those and taxes would have to go up even more (as if they aren’t high enough) to pay for all the crazy debt that the provincial government has with the federal.
Does it even occur to you that Pauline Marois is only stirring this particular pot because her husband is part of the corruption scandle and she wants to divert media attention?
Does it occur to you that maybe, before trying to be independant, the province should learn how to: control corruption, fix the roads, get more traffic police out to teach people how to drive (and park!), find a better way to handle garbage, revamp public transit to make it wheelchair accessible, create and enforce a penalty to vendors who dont salt the sidewalk in front of their stores…shall I go on??
The pride in this province is misplaced - while I watch locals throw garbage on to the street and refuse to clean their front lawns (too bourgeois? ), they storm the pizzeria for using the word “pizza” on their menu and shout for a referendum to seperate from Canada to their financial detriment.
“It was a story, if you like, for the people I’ve encountered who are fixated upon some point in the past where things could have gone differently or who are equally obsessed with some hypothetical point in the future when certain circumstances will have come to pass and they can finally be “happy.” People who say, “If only I hadn’t married that man or that woman. If only I’d stayed in college, left college earlier, settled down, gone off to see the world, got that job I turned down…” or who say, “When the mortgage is paid off, then I can enjoy myself. When I’m promoted and I get more money, then I can have a good time. When the divorce comes through, when the kids are grown up, when I finally manage to get my novel published….” These people are so enslaved by their perception of the past and future that they are incapable of properly experiencing the present until it’s vanished.”—Alan Moore in Writing for Comics (via everydaygambols)
“Instead of saying “I don’t have time” try saying “it’s not a priority,” and see how that feels. Often, that’s a perfectly adequate explanation. I have time to iron my sheets, I just don’t want to. But other things are harder. Try it: “I’m not going to edit your résumé, sweetie, because it’s not a priority.” “I don’t go to the doctor because my health is not a priority.” If these phrases don’t sit well, that’s the point. Changing our language reminds us that time is a choice. If we don’t like how we’re spending an hour, we can choose differently.”—Unknown (via opalka)